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. obama said this year's changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he reminded t
. it was supposed to be a bluff but today president obama called his own bluff pleading with congress to kick the sequester deadline down the road. to win them over he offered a package of spending cuts and more tax increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, then i believe that they should at least pass a smaller package. >> president says the sequester puts hundreds of thousands of jobs in jeopardy from classrooms to the pentagon and defense lie lockheed martin which announced hundreds of layoffs. mr. obama said damage can be stopped if john boehner accepts the white house's final offer from december, meaning up to $600 billion in more tax hikes through cutting de
fronts for people president obama has chosen for some key jobs in his second term. first, the man originally nominated as nato supreme allied commander europe is being one source tells fox news, "pushed out the door." general john allen was chosen some time ago for the post. but the nomination expired in an uncomfortable investigation in to the general's e-mail exchanges with tampa socialitegill keley -- socialite jill kelley. he was leery of rehashing the issue in con fiormation process. a source tells ed henry allen was pushed out by the white house and will retire. requested if they pushed allen out, the administration officials point to comments by it was secretary leon panetta who today lauded allen's service. but did not say if he wants him renominated. he told him to "think about what you need to do." allen's e-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to
the american people. >> president obama took a rare question from the press in the oval office and said he is optimistic to cut off the massive indiscrim innocent spending cuts. >> i have also been clear that there is an alternative. which is for us to take the balanced approach i presented where we have more strategic cuts on programs we don't need. we close tax loopholes that are taken advantage of by well-off. >> more pessimistic tone coming from speaker boehner's office that today charged the president has been awol. other that phone calls to g.o.p. leaders yesterday and spokesman declared sound bites and speeches won't yield results. while the con seventive group crossroad gps launched a new ad today mocking the apocalyptic tone from the president. >> are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their jobs, teachers laid off? air traffic controllers and airport security will be a hardship, scram to believe find child care for their kids. >> the sequester was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it in law. >> it seems like every three months around here, there is a man
! >>> was president obama so focused on reelection that he was missing in action during the libya terror strike? this is special report. >>> i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the terror attack against the u.s. mission in benghazi is our topic. testimony on capitol hill has ignited a fresh round of debate today. what's not going away are questions about last year's terror attack in libya after panetta's final testimony yesterday. >> if i were a family member and one of my loved ones was killed in benghazi, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary pent
has been in a unique position, answering for techniques used in the bush war on terror and obama insider on the use of drones to kill terrorists, a hearing that got off to a bumpy start. >> they won't tell congress what country we are killing children -- >> please. >> john brennan's confirmation hearing was interrupted five times by code pink protesters before the room was cleared. brennan has taken heat from liberals as architect of the obama drone program and its kill list. today he told lawmakers killing terrorists is not ideal. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than to detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible so we can illicit the intelligence from them in the appropriate manner so that we can disrupt terrorist attacks. >> since closing gitmo has been a obama priority. they've done more killing than capturing. they tried to calm the outrage by agreeing to show members of the intelligence committees the justice department's memo justifying targeted killings with drones. but today white house press secretary jay carney said there are no plan
campaign is now in the crosshairs of republicans democrats and mr. obama's traditional support others the left. >> it's a program that used very minimally by president bush. now there are over 3,000 civilians who have been killed in this program. >> on brennan's watch, anwar al-awlaki was the first american successfully targeted for death in september 2011. two weeks later his son was killed in a drone strike. >> i think it's fair to say, far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines we are discussing as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> reporter: the draft memorandum mem oh targeting killing of americans is described as overly simplistic. >> before they decided to take an extraordinary action and essentially unilaterally execute an american says they wanted legal cover. >> reporter: senator ron widen is going to pull out all the stops to justify killing americans without judicial review. >> what i can say this president and this administration will
. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the obama administration buckled today in the battle with some religion non-profit organizations over the requirement they offer birth control coverage in their health insurance packages. while today's shift is significant, it also leaves out a big group that is also suing the government. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us what triggered the change. >> under the new rules proposed by health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius non-profit religious employers will be able to opt out of the obamacare mandate of female contraceptive in the healthcare plan. instead insurers will be required to provide coverage, including standard birth control and items like the morning after pill. the white house says the modifications meet president obama's overarching goals. >> we had to ensure the women have access to preventative services like contraception. the policy also respects religious beliefs. >> catholic league bill donahue held the announcement as a sign of good will toward the catholic community. becau
on the white house drive way after a peteing with the president, jindal charged that president obama is scaring the public. >> it can be done without the critical services. president needs to stop trying to scare the people. >> teachers and essential kateors will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents have to deal with finding child care for their children. hundreds of thousands of americans will lose access to primary care and prevent i care. >> transportation secretary ray lahood continues to warn about huge delays on coming at airports across the country. >> there has to be a furlough of air traffic controllers. that then will also begin to curtail or eliminate the studenopportunity to guide plann and out of airport. rewriting history saying the president asks for substitute for sequester include spending cut and revenue he is moving the goalpost. a charm hotly disputed by the white house. >> first, the white house and the democrats were insisting on revenues as part of the trigger mechanism. the republicans refused. therefore, the sequester was the a chosen. >> that is an issue the repub
. >> with president obama and the aide on defense whether they exaggerated impact on education and other issues -- >> i am not personally in contact with individual school districts. >> the president went before business leaders last night. >> we heard from a number of experts and economists that this is not a cliff. but it's a tumble downward. >> appeared to ratchet down expectations of disaster. >> it's conceivable in the first week, two weeks, first three weeks, the first month a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester. >> this will be a rolling impact, effect that will build and build and build. >> that building continued with attorney general eric holder telling abc news sequester will disrupt law enforcement mission and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same
go to the miles per hour families. >> day two of the white house pushing the line, president obama started yesterday about how automatic cuts will knock hundreds of thousands of people out of their jobs among other calamities. >> tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. >> today, pentagon officials said furloughs among their civilian employees would not start until late april. as for daycare -- >> how do you back up tens of thousands of parents will search for child care immediately >> look, whether that search begins on march 1 or in the near future, the impact on the economy and on people's lives is real. >> indeed, defense officials also said today especially if it did not start right away, not only will the jobs be furloughed, all civilian pay will be cut by 20%. one reason white house aides say they have the upper hand over speaker john boehner and the conservatives seem to agree. boehner had an op-ed blasting the president for not coming up with a solution. the republican declared the cuts will be deep writing a week from now, a dr
to kick in friday. president obama chose to drive home the point in a different way. miles from washington, d.c. ed henry has the toptory tonight -- top story tonight. >> reporter: one day after the homeland security secretary claimed the sequester could make us vulnerable to terrorist attack, president obama took the fear factor on the road to newport news, virginia. where nuclear attack submarines are built to warn this region is about to take a major hit. >> the sequester could cost jobs in virginia. if it goes in effect, more than 2,000 college students would lose financial aid. >> he took on john boehner by name saying he took tax revenue off the table to protect the rich. or corporate jet owners who are doing well and don't need the tax loopholes to avoid laying off workers. >> claiming they should get harry reid to pass one of two house bills to block forced cuts. >> so for 16 months the president is travelling all over the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders in order to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. >> we moved the b
of president obama. good evening. i'm bret baier. two months from today the federal income taxbe report is due. here is something to think about as you get ready. facebook made $1 billion last year. it's not paying income taxes. it's getting a refund. about a half billion dollars refund. jim angle has the top story. >> the president visited facebook. up with of the most successstar. spent time with mark zuckerberg on multiple occasions. they are successful to make $1 billion in the u.s. last year. instead of paying corporate taxes on, that it will get a refund of $429 million. >> it's interesting. facebook paid out a huge amount of bonuses to the corporate executives and that greatly reduced the tax liability. >> facebook because of the stock options tax break getting refund from the federal government. of more than $400 million this year. more to come in # future. >> facebook has more tax deductions to go. the group citizens for tax justice reported details. >> employees cashed in stock options. at that point, did a tax deduction for the company. even though it didn't cost them a nickel, the
. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: president obama tries to bring the possibility of massive cuts in spending growth right to your doorstep. this is "special report." note ♪ ♪ >> bret: i'm bret baier. president obama wantous to feel his pape over a series of cuts in spending growth set to take effect in two weeks. today, he laid out real world concerns, such as reduction in emergency service. child care and job security. chief white house correspondent ed hyperion whether any deal over the sequester is possible. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up again. >> senior administration official admitted today both parties are so dug in, massive spending cuts are all but certain to kick in. leading to layoffs the president said for first responders and ups of thousands of others though he incysts he has an open door to work out a deal. >> they don't have to happen. there is a matter way to do this. to reduce the deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> republican leaders say they haven't been contacted by the pre
you up right. >> bret: we are about 27 hours away from president obama's first "state of the union" address of the second term. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us what we can expect to hear. >> president obama only used the word "jobs" twice in the inaugural address, his team is now building tuesday's big speech as a continuation of a major push on the economy. >> you will hear in the president's "state of the union" an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. the president has always viewed the two speeches, inaugural address and "state of the union" two acts of the same play. >> the play since inaugural featured scenes with the president focusing instead on gun control, immigration reform and other issues. leading to headlines this weekend about the president pivoting back to jobs. a phrase republicans say they have heard nearly a dozen times since mr. obama first tried to pivot back from healthcare. >> the president spent most of the first term avoiding the issues americans cared about most. >> what i am suggesting is he not do the s
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
house correspondent ed henry. >> with eight days to go, president obama placed calls today on the budget calamity to speaker boehner and senator mcconnell. mcconnell's office said it was the first time that mr. obama called him since new year's eve. white house officials faced questions will the buck stopped with the president. >> the president is commander-in-chief. he is concerned. that is why he put forward compromise proposals again and again. >> house majority leader eric cantor fired back the president should stop scaring the public at how meat at the grocery store will stop getting inspected and criminals will be let free by budget cuts and instead reach out to harry reid who did not get a call from the president to push him to pass one or two house republican plans to stop the sequester. cantor declaring, "house republicans have acted and time for the democrats to join us." time to get out the campaign trail and get to work. show us what spending reductions you prefer and let's find common ground. in the tit-for-tat fight, carney brought out charts on the president's plan to cut
hammered president obama for waiting until friday, deadline day on the sequester to schedule the first meeting at the white house this year. the president may not like the fact but he wasn't elected to work with the congress he wants. he was elected to work with the congress he has. >> the white house officials note the president put deficit plan on the table to speaker boehner in december and are waiting for republicans to acknowledge there has to be new tax revenue in addition to spending cuts. >> hopefully soon. republicans will unction the need to compromise here. and compromise has balance at the essence. >> republicans are skeptical of the president's definition of compromise. especially after his event yesterday. >> i'm not interested in spin. i'm not interested in playing a blame game. >> the president did blame the republicans, suggesting compromise involves them caving on taxes. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise especially an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tack breaks. >> republicans counter the
deficits and debt, president obama will call for more spending and investment, we're told, in tonight's "state of the union" address. meanwhile, speaker of the house boehner says the president "doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. " we have extensive coverage throughout "special report" tonight. first up, chief white house correspondent ed henry with just released excerpts. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you are right. dramatic news night. this is a big moment for the president. this may be his last "state of the union" before he is a lame duck. the last chance for him in a "state of the union" to really grab the nation by the lapel and deliver the message. aides say he plans to use the opportunity tonight being forceful and arguing for a stronger, middle class. while somehow not adding to the deficit with new proposals. as you noted. an excerpt. just given to us by the white house and what he will say. "tonight, i will lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework, both parties agreed to just 18 months a
here that this was a national security failure. >> late today, president obama said chuck hagel is imminently qualified to be secretary of defense. the president says he deserves a vote and predicted eventually he will get confirmed. >> bret: mikes, thanks. we just got word from the pentagon that panetta is heading to california tonight, to monterrey. the ride is also getting bumpy for the president's choice as top spy master. the complication and confusion continues to multiply surrounding what happened last september 11. both in libya and back here in washington. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has an update. >> the president's pick to lead the c.i.a. counterterrorism advisor john brennan faces new and up comfortable obstacles about the benghazi terrorist attack and the administration handling of the suspect al-harzi. this letter pushes them to explain disparity between his sworn testimony and that of former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> they insisted that the tunisia authorities did not have the evidence to keep him in custody. >> tunisias did not
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